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Chesapeake is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads portion of the
Hampton Roads region of eastern Virginia in the United States.
One of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake was formed in 1963 by a political
consolidation of the City of South Norfolk with the former Norfolk County, which dated to 1691.
Chesapeake is a diverse city with urban areas as well as many square miles of protected forests and
wetlands, including a substantial portion of the Great Dismal Swamp.
Extending all the way from the rural border with North Carolina to the harbor area of Hampton Roads
adjacent to the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Chesapeake is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
and has miles of waterfront industrial, commercial and residential property.
It is currently the third largest city in Virginia in terms of population.
In 2006, its population was estimated to be 220,560, a 10.7% increase since its 2000 census count.
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